ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Sociology Curriculum:Old Problems, New Approaches

What are the demands made by technological advancements, the ever-changing contextualities of the subject, inter-disciplinary influences and changing consumer demands on sociology as a discipline of study in Indian universities? A workshop conducted by Pune University's sociology department tried to probe these aspects and sought to come up with answers and solutions to the problems posed.

On February 2 and 3, 2001, the department of Sociology of the University of Pune organised a workshop which discussed the problems and prospects of curriculum making in sociology. The workshop recognised the need to frame a new syllabi in the context of:

(a) emerging social processes of globalisation and widening of horizons of knowledge in science and information technology. It therefore asked: How do we orient sociological knowledge to incorporate changes affecting contemporary India generally and Maharashtra specifically, in terms of content, orientation and pedagogic practices in the syllabi of sociology at the postgraduate level?

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